In light of the surge of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia considers that, as a matter of priority, by promptly addressing the above issue we will overcome this pandemic with less harm.
As such, to prevent human rights violations, NHRCM delivered a Recommendation to the Prime Minister of Mongolia, L.Oyun-Erdene, on 13 April 2021.
NHRCM recommended evaluating the COVID-19 situations in the short- and medium-term, strengthening human resources in the health sector, balancing the workload of health workers, providing full payment of overtime bonuses, allowances, benefits, and compensation to health workers in accordance with the law; providing favourable working conditions, providing protective clothing, tools, food, communications and other equipment; getting health workers insured, providing psychological support, counselling, and psychological care, providing an opportunity for free speech and expression, avoid pressuring health workers, and properly allocating health workers based on the estimation of the next wave of COVID-19.
In addition, noting that not adhering to the interval between the first and second dose of vaccine set out by the manufacturer is a violation of the right to health, NHRCM recommended completing the second dose of vaccination following the interval recommended by the manufacturer and to convey relevant information transparently.
In the Recommendation National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia noted that according to the Law on Immunization unvaccinated status does not form the basis for restriction of other human rights (right to work, right to health), and to inform this matter relevant organization.